Resources for Current and Prospective Public Health Students
Helping you navigate the world of online learning
At UNE, we are committed to providing our students with the highest level of academic and personal support possible. Our online public health programs were created with the working professional in mind, and as such we realize that students need easy access to resources that can help them manage the degree requirements alongside their career and home life.
Student resources – a quick list
- IT/HelpDesk for 24/7 technical/IT support
- Access to Library Services
- 2019/2020 Online Graduate Academic Calendar
- 2019/2020 Course Calendar for the Graduate Programs in Public Health
- Academic support via the Student Academic Success Center
- Employment support through our Career Services
- Student Handbook
- UNE Bookstore
Public Health Program Support for Current Students
Upon acceptance, your student support specialist will be your primary contact at the online College of Graduate & Professional Studies.
Our student support specialists understand that you need fast and easy access to resources to help you manage your degree requirements along with your career and home life, and are committed to providing you and all of our online students with the highest level of academic and personal support.
Your student support specialist can help you with the following:
- Notifications about textbooks and other course resources
- Posting announcements about course or schedule revisions
- Assistance with course registration
- Change of address, phone, or email
- Contacting a faculty member
- Navigating the course site or using course tools
- General course information or questions
Dedicated Public Health Student Support Specialists
In addition to your student support specialist you will also be assigned an academic advisor, who has both teaching and administrative responsibilities within GPPH.
Your dedicated academic advisor can help you with the following:
- Selecting electives appropriate to the student’s public health goals
- Professional mentoring to students
- Brainstorming career options
- Networking/extracurricular activities
- Advising specific to the public health field
Your academic advisor will send you an introduction email towards the end of your first course. This email will contain instructions on how you can book your first appointment.
Students are required to check-in with their academic advisor at least three times during their MPH program:
- Term B or the student’s 1st semester in the program
- Following completion of 21-credits/Before Applied Practice Experience (APE)
- Prior to the Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)
*For students that started prior to Summer A 2018: If you would like to speak with your academic advisor, please let your student support specialist know. They will connect you.
Academic Advisors for the Graduate Programs in Public Health
Sharla Willis , DrPH, MPH, MA
Associate Director, Graduate Programs in Public Health
Titilola Balogun , MBBS, MPH, DrPH
Assistant Director, Public Health Practice
DrPH University of Texas School of Public Health
MPH University of Texas School of Public Health
MBBS Ahmadu Bello University, NigeriaExpertise
Community Health Practice
Maternal and Child Health
- Balogun, T., Troisi, C., Swartz, M. D., & Beyda, R. (2020). Juvenile Justice-involved Youth: Preventive Health Services Received Prior to Detention. Journal of Correctional Health Care. Ahead of print.
- Balogun, T., Troisi, C., Swartz, M. D., Lloyd, L., & Beyda, R. (2019). Factors associated with Knowledge of where to Access Health Care among Youth in Juvenile Detention: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0128
- Balogun, T., Troisi, C., Swartz, M. D., Lloyd, L., & Beyda, R. (2018). Does juvenile detention impact health? Journal of Correctional Health Care, 24(2), 137-144. doi:10.1177/1078345818763174
- Balogun, T. B. & Yakubu, A. M. (2015). Recent illness, feeding practices and father’s education as determinants of nutritional status among preschool children in a rural Nigerian community. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 61(2), 92.
- Ella, E. E., Ahmad, A. A., Umoh, V. J., Ogala, W. N., Balogun, T. B., & Musa, A. (2011). Studies on the interaction between IgA, lactoferrin and lysozyme in the breastmilk of lactating women with sick and healthy babies. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, 3(2), 24-29.
- Ella, E. E., Ahmad, A. A., Umoh, V. J., Ogala, W. N., & Balogun, T. B. (2011). Breast milk IgA levels as a possible index to predict the onset of sepsis in infants in Kaduna State, Nigeria. South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology, 1(3), 163-167.
Jennifer R. Ceide , MPH, CHES
Assistant Director, Public Health Workforce Development
Carol J. Ewan Whyte , Ph.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Director, Public Health Research & Service
Ph.D. The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
M.Sc. The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
B.Sc. (Hons) The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, JamaicaExpertise
Maternal and Child Health
Research Project Development and Management
Carry Oostveen-Buterbaugh , Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Director, Public Health Thesis Advising
Tracey Spinato , MSW, MPH
Assistant Director, Career Services in Public Health
If you have any questions about the coursework or the program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.